For the seventh year in a row, UNC Asheville was selected as one of the "Best Value" public colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. "Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition," profiling the top 75 public colleges and top 75 private colleges, was published today; the rankings were also reported in today's edition of USA Today.
UNC Asheville is included once again among the top 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges," in rankings recently released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Beginning with a pool of almost 600 public colleges and universities, Kiplinger's selected the top 100 based on a combination of best academic quality and value. UNC Asheville, which ranks 52nd in the nation, has regularly made the list for the past decade.
UNC Asheville significantly outperformed national averages in key academic benchmarks identified in the just-released 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). UNC Asheville also scored significantly higher than the national average in the "deep approaches to learning" scale measuring activities which, according to the study authors, "result in effective and enduring learning."
U.S. News & World Report's new "Best Colleges 2013" rankings confirm UNC Asheville's standing as one of the nation's leading public liberal arts colleges. The rankings, released online today (Wednesday, Sept. 12), rate UNC Asheville as the seventh best public liberal arts college in the nation, up from eighth last year.
UNC Asheville is featured in the Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges – 2013 Edition," and is also ranked #11 on the "college city gets high marks" list that is part of the annual guidebook released today. The Princeton Review selected the 377 colleges and universities from among more than 2,000 on which data are collected, primarily based on academic strength. The "best of" lists and descriptions of each college in the guidebook are based on a survey of 122,000 students who provide candid assessments of their institutions.
UNC Asheville has moved into the 21st spot in the nation in this year's "Top 100 Best Buy Colleges" roster, published this week by Forbes magazine. UNC Asheville had been ranked 26th last year. Of the eight universities in North Carolina that made the list, only UNC-Chapel Hill, at 13th, ranked higher than UNC Asheville.
For the 19th consecutive year, UNC Asheville has been ranked among the nation's top colleges in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges." The just-published 2013 Edition of the Fiske Guide calls UNC Asheville "one of the best educational bargains in the country."
UNC Asheville is among America's "green" colleges and universities, and has been included in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges for 2012," released this week. The guide profiles institutions that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation, and was created in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.
For the sixth year in a row, UNC Asheville was selected as one of the “Best Value” public colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. “Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition,” profiling the top 75 public colleges and top 75 private colleges, was published today; the rankings were also reported in today’s edition of USA Today.
In the latest college rankings released today by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, UNC Asheville is ranked among the top 50 best values in public colleges in the nation. Beginning with a pool of more than 500 public colleges and universities, Kiplinger's selected the top 100 based on a combination of best academic quality and value. UNC Asheville, which ranks 45th, has regularly made the list for the past decade.